Be my Valentine! That is what many of the cards say, flowers go up in price, cards abound. It is that once in a year feast of romance. How many romance writers, I wonder, have used Valentine's Day in their plot. I personally never have. To be truthful until it comes around, St Valantine's Day never enter my head. And why is St Valentine considered to be romantic? I do believe that there were many St Valentine's and they were martyred in Rome, so how come the romance element?
However, I did discover when researching The Substitute Bride that "Valentine" was used as a term of endearment in the Middle Ages. Not just "be my Valentine," but "Valentine, I love you etc."
Does it matter - of course not! Enjoy the flowers, the cards and the chocolates, the candlelit dinner for two...whatever,you are doing Saturday, I do hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day.